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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Aung San Suu Kyi, what corrupts individuals?
(a) Fear.
(b) Greed.
(c) Power.
(d) Money.

2. What advice does Aung San give in his inauguration speech?
(a) Do not blame imperialism for their current ills.
(b) To seek a balance between passion and steadfastness.
(c) If we desire really to know the true economic and financial position in the country, it is not by superficial observations .
(d) To break down the barriers between Burmese people.

3. When did political thinking in Burma get stalled?
(a) During the Cold War.
(b) By World War I.
(c) In 1962.
(d) By World War II.

4. According to Aung San Suu Kyi, what was spontaneous?
(a) The response to notions like "representative government, human rights, and the rule of law."
(b) The response to notions like "due process, a two-party system, and security"
(c) The response to notions like "right to work, food, and education."
(d) The response to notions like "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happpiness."

5. Why have others said that the Burmese are unfit to govern themselves?
(a) Because the Burmese are accustomed to being ruled by outsiders.
(b) Because the Burmese are corrupt by nature.
(c) Because the Burmese have historically had a village government system.
(d) Because democracy is an alien concept to the Burmese.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Belief in Burma's Future," what has sprung up throughout the country because the police can no longer guarantee security in 1988?

2. In Suu Kyi's interview with Karan Thapar in August 29, 1988, how did Suu Kyi describe the situation in Burma?

3. Suu Kyi states in her speech Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon on 26 August 1988 that she is not beholden to any politician so that...

4. In Suu Kyi's interview with Karan Thapar in August 29, 1988, Suu Kyi stated that her aim is "to help the people...?

5. What was one of Aung San's fantasies as a child?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Aung San Suu Kyi, when does the Western influence on Burmese language and literature become evident?

2. Where did the nationalism movement arise in Burma

3. Which is the worst form of corruption and why?

4. What was the position of the Burmese nationalists toward the British at the onset of World War II?

5. What was the Burmese people's attitude toward the Japanese?

6. In the article "Belief in Burma's Future", what is happening in Burma in 1988 now that police can longer guarantee security?

7. According to Suu Kyi, what happened to political thought in Burma during the early twentieth century?

8. In Suu Kyi's second letter to Amnesty International, name one example she gives of human rights violations in Burma.

9. How did one British writing describe a condescending stance toward the Burmese?

10. What does Aung San Suu Kyi observe about the theme of nationalism in Indian and Burmese literature?

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